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Academic Advising

We are here to help with questions! Ask us about your degree requirements, campus student services, the best way to get into a degree program and any other academic concerns. Our advising appointments allow you to chat with an advisor who can lead you in the right direction.

Please note that during COVID-19, all student advising will take place via Zoom or over the phone.

Students requiring advising should send a request for an appointment to lapsanth@yorku.ca. A staff member will respond to arrange an appointment time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A full course load is defined as 30 credits during the Fall/Winter session. Students may take a maximum of 36 credits overall (and 18 credits per term) without petitioning. A full course load is defined as 15 credits in the Summer session. Students may take a maximum of 18 credits overall without petitioning.

For students admitted to the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies as of Fall 2014, 21 General Education credits are required from Humanities, Natural Science and Social Science. All General Education courses are offered at the 1000 level.

  • 6.00 credits from Natural Science (NATS);
  • 9.00 credits from Social Science (SOSC) or Humanities (HUMA);
  • and 6.00 credits in the opposing category to the 9.00 credits course in Social Science or Humanities already taken.

Credits Outside the Major, must be courses outside of the major subject so Anthropology courses CANNOT be counted towards this requirement.

Free Choice Credits can be any York University course so Anthropology courses CAN be counted towards this requirement.

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Decisions & Petitions

Find the help you need to deal with an academic decision or make a petition as well as information on your rights and responsibilities as a student.

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Central Advising in LA&PS

The Faculty of LA&PS Advising Team is also available to help you with issues such as changing degrees, fulfilling degree requirements, academic petitions, what to do when a class is full and more.